I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.
Please find a summary of the latest COVID-19 updates below.
Province Extends Emergency Orders
Yesterday, the province has extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This extension will be in effect until June 30, 2020.
You can read more about the announcement and find a full list of emergency orders still in effect online here.
Temporary Commercial Eviction Moratorium Passed
Yesterday, the Province voted to implement a temporary moratorium on commercial evictions for businesses that would qualify for rent relief, but whose landlords are not willing to participate in the program.
The moratorium on evictions is retroactive to May 1, and will be in effect through August.
You can read my statement in the debate of this bill here.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing App
Today Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford announced the upcoming launch of a new nation-wide mobile app to provide notifications of exposure to COVID-19 across Canada, with beta testing to begin in Ontario.
The app, originally developed by the Government of Ontario, will help Canadians and public health officials identify and isolate the spread of the virus more quickly, which is an important step toward containing the virus and safely restarting the economy.
Use of the app will be voluntary. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, a health care provider will give them a unique temporary code, so they can upload their status anonymously to a national network. Other users who have downloaded the app and come in contact with that person will be notified, through the app, that they may have been exposed to the virus.
The app will be available for free download in the coming weeks.
You can find more information here.
Public Health Information
You can find the latest public health information online at the following sources:
As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide up to date information when we receive it.
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